Articles & News 2004

LLA Receives Goffman Award from PBA Foundation!

Tim Riley (left) & Jack HumphreyThe Pennsylvania Bar Foundation selected the Lycoming Law Association as the recipient of the 2004 Louis J. Goffman Award for organizational pro bono service. LLA President John Humphrey accepted the award on May 13, 2004, at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee/Section Day – Young Lawyer’s Luncheon, which was held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

The Goffman Awards seek to recognize and honor individuals and organizations whose commitment to pro bono has enhanced the delivery of legal services to Pennsylvania’s poor or disadvantaged. In his award letter to the Association, PBA Jack HumphreyFoundation President Tim Riley stated, “The way the Lycoming Law Association has so thoroughly and seamlessly integrated pro bono service into the everyday life of every lawyer in the county is to be commended. Yours is an exemplary program, a Louis J. Goffman Awardsuccessful partnership between Bench, Bar and the local legal services entity, easily replicated and certainly worth emulating….Few county bars are as energized and motivated.”

In accepting the award on behalf of the Association, Jack Humphrey referred to the Association's numerous pro bono programs and fund-raising campaigns for the advancement of the provision of legal services to the disadvantaged and said: "The members of the Lycoming Law Association do not look at all this as a big deal. Rather, we feel it is necessary and part of our duty as lawyers. Nevertheless, we are proud to be this year's recipient of the Louis J. Goffman Award, and I am certain that it will inspire the Lycoming Law Association and its members to go yet further in fulfilling our important ethical and professional responsibilities to assist in insuring equal access to justice for all persons in our society."